should judo add striking/ no gi judo discussion
Okay, so ive been wondering this for a while. Should judo add striking to the art?. starting out in judo (and im only a yellow belt and still a noob) i found it odd that judo as a martial art did not contain any striking. And even my family and friends especially my dad are a bit skeptical about the art and often say things about how it doesn't work without a gi and that id just get punched in the face.
As well as my judo im also in the mma program at my dojo and i have been able too pull off ogoshi, but i took several punches to the face and back of the head doing so. but take out any striking classes how well would judo do against a skilled boxer or someone good at muay thai?. because even if they can pull off the throw most judoka probably arent used to being punched and kicked. and probably dont know to keep their chin down or a right or left hook can quickly drop em
ive tried having this discussion with my judo sensei and wouldn't really give me a clear explanation on how judo would handle that. Instead he kind of gave me an angry lecture about how a throw is more devastating than a punch and how hed simply claw someone's eyes out if he had too in self defense. Completely ignoring my questioning on how well do most throws work no gi and on how judo doesn't train against punches kicks etc. so basically what are everyones thoughts on the lack of striking and or striking defense on judo and the whole no gi thing?
due to past complaints ive tried my best to pre read and edit this post so taking it easy on any grammar issues would be appreciated.